SAP ERP Interview Preparation Guide
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SAP ERP related Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with job experience as SAP ERP. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job interview and quickly revise your concepts

58 SAP ERP Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell us why should I choose Mosaic 21 Applications for my ERP solution?

The four main reasons to choose Mosaic 21 Applications are:

☛ Software Functionality - superb user friendly functionality to meet all your business process reQuirements
☛ Technology platform - ensures the security and integrity of enterprise data while providing the lowest total cost -of ownership
☛ Proven Implementation Control - with the Mosaic Implementation Methodology (MIM) you are ensured an expeditious and successful implementation
☛ Industry Knowledge and Expertise - Mosaic's resources have real world experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries

Mosaic Data Solutions offers the functionality, technology platform, industry knowledge and implementation expertise to help you realize the full benefits of an ERP solution.

2 :: Tell us what are the different SAP products?

SAP R/3 – It succeeds SAP R/2 and is market leader in ERP. R/3 stands for three tier architecture i.e. Presentation, Logic and Data tier. It has many modules like SD, FI, and HR etc which encompass almost all enterprise departments.
My SAP – It is a suite of SAP products which apart from SAP R/3 also includes SRM, PLM, CRM, SCM

3 :: Explain me how many SAP Sessions can you work on at a given time?

At any given time for a particular client , you can work on 6 sessions at max.

4 :: Explain me what is the difference between OLAP and Data Mining?

☛ OLAP: OLAP stands for Online Analytical Processing it is a reporting tool configured to understand your database schema, dimensions and composition facts
☛ Data Mining: It is an analytic process to explore data in search of consistent patterns or systematic relationship between variables.

5 :: Explain me what is the importance of ODS in BIW?

An ODS object serves to store debugged and consolidated transaction data on a document level. It defines a consolidated dataset from one or more info-sources. This data-set can be evaluated with a Bex query or Infoset query. The data of an ODS object can be updated with a delta update into InfoCubes or other ODS object in the same system or across systems. In contrast to multi-dimensional data storage with InfoCubes, the data in ODS object is stored in transparent, flat database tables.

6 :: Tell us what are the standard stages of the SAP Payment Run?

While executing the SAP Payment Run the standard stages of SAP includes
☛ Entering of parameters: It includes entering company codes, vendor accounts, payment methods, etc.
☛ Proposal Scheduling: The system proposes list of invoices to be paid
☛ Payment booking: Booking of the actual payments into the ledger
☛ Printing of Payment forms: Printing of payment forms

7 :: Do you know what is a company in SAP?

Company in SAP is the highest organizational unit for which financial statements like profit and loss statements, balance sheets can be drawn according to the requirement of organizations. A single company contains one or many company codes. All the company codes in SAP must use same COA (chart of accounts) and fiscal year.

8 :: Tell me what are the major benefits of reporting with BW over R/3?

Business Warehouse uses a DATA WAREHOUSE and OLAP concepts for analyzing and storing data While the R/3 was intended for transaction processing. You can get the same analysis out of R/3, but it would be easier from a BW.

9 :: Tell us what the .sca files and mention their importance?

.sca stands for SAP component Archive. It is used to deploy the java components, patches and other java developments in the form of .sca,.sda,.war and .jar.

10 :: Explain me what are the common transport errors?

The common transport errors include
☛ 1. Return code 4: Imported with warnings, generation of program, columns or row missing
☛ 2. Return code 8: Imported with syntax error, program generation error, dictionary activation error, etc.
☛ 3. Return code 12: Indicates import cancelled due to object missing, object not active, etc.
☛ 4. Return code 18: Indicates import cancelled due to system down while import, user expired during import and insufficient roles or authorization